Choosing a reliable builder is so crucial to your projects success particularly today with so many people taking shortcuts or being dodgy. Finding the right builder means that you need to know exactly what you want to achieve.
With some companies they might want plans or engineering details, with others they might just need a direction and openness to go and get the details on your behalf.
““What builders want is detailed information about what has to be done. This is the most important thing for them to be able to accurately quote work and price. For example, engineering details and specifications for the concrete slab or footings are needed. An extra centimetre or two in thickness, or a different type of waterproofing product and process can add a significant chunk to the bottom line.” – Brian Seidler, Master Builders Association NSW Executive Director”
When considering what to look for we have included some of the most important points:
– “Experience makes all the difference. Renovators should find out how and when the contractor got into business and how long the company has been around.” – David Bare, Housing Industry Association NSW Executive Director
– “There’s a big difference between new house constructions and renovations to existing structures, they’re two completely different projects. It is important to know that a contractor has experience with projects similar to the one you want to embark on – ask what sort of projects they have completed in the last year or two and how similar they are to yours,” – David Bare, Housing Industry Association NSW Executive Director
– Clear and detailed scopes of work are absolutely essential for BOTH the inclusions and the exclusions. This ensures that you don’t get stung down the track.
Find a builder who ticks all the boxes and who can answer the questions while providing you with a detailed scope documenting everything that is and isn’t included with your project. The right partnership is essential to creating the property that you want and without the hassle of fighting over things that shouldn’t have been an issue to begin with.